Jessica: Processing Grief and Preserving Memories


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I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you. I love you: Jessica, a teacher in New York, writes to preserve the memory of losing her mother. Guilt-ridden and grieving, Jessica confesses to her mom how she lied to protect her, why she kept her voicemails, and what she’d give now to go out and run the errands she used to resent. In today’s conversation Jessica shares how re-reading the letter allowed her to forgive herself, discusses spirituality, and where she plans to eventually scatter her mom’s ashes.

We’d love to hear your letters. Get in touch if you’ve been writing to yourself in tough times:

Thanks to Matt for creating FutureMe and collaborating with us on this show by helping letter-writers opt-in to be interviewed.


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